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Sep 5, 2014 Mark Cohen
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The US Office of Special Counsel works to protect Federal government whistleblowers.
Topics: OSC, whistleblower, accountability, fairness
Coffee House TV
Feb 5, 2011 Mark Cohen
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An audio documentary from 1979 that first aired on WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio, about advocacy efforts in Ohio and elsewhere in the rust belt to gain passage of state laws to cushion the impacts on workers, their families and communities caused when major employers move their operations south or abroad in search of cheaper production costs.
Topics: plant closing, Governor Rhodes, Ohio Public Interest Campaign
Community Video
Jun 16, 2010 Mark Cohen
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We look back at our 15 seasons with a scrapbook of surprising, funny, chilling, poignant, insightful and powerful clips from The Coffee House. Music, poetry, politics, the environment, dance, work, sports, health, visual arts and more. You name it, itâs here. Please join us for this retrospective, our 150th and final episode. Cheers! Having spread from a blip on the cable screen in Takoma Park, Maryland, in 1996 to a regular piece of the TV schedule on cable channels in 35 states, on...
Topics: scrapbook, retrospective
Coffee House TV
May 6, 2010 Mark Cohen
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REP. DONNA EDWARDS ON CORPORATE FREE SPEECH, HEALTH CARE, WALL STREET, OIL SPILLS, IMMIGRATION, AFGHANISTAN AND OBAMA Completing her first full term in Congress, Maryland Democrat Donna Edwards has earned a national reputation and following as someone who does her homework and speaks her mind. She rejoins us to chat about, among other topics, her constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Courtâs recent ruling in Citizens United that corporations enjoy the First Amendment right to...
Topics: politics, health care, oil spill, drilling, Afghanistan, immigration, juvenile justice, Vietnam,...
Coffee House TV
Apr 8, 2010 Mark Cohen
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This month in THE COFFEE HOUSE: BP GLOBAL MOVES A US SOLAR PANEL PLANT TO ASIA: ARE WE READY TO COMPETE IN THE EMERGING GREEN ECONOMY? Even as the Obama administration has launched a substantial green energy program as part of the stimulus plan, BP Global recently announced plans to shut down its solar panel manufacturing facility near Frederick, Maryland and move the operation to China and India. Which raises the question, is the US ready to compete for a significant share of the growing...
Topics: Arts, human rights, footbal, Steelers: Pittsbrgh: Rooney, solar, China, green jobs, poetry,...
Coffee House TV
Feb 3, 2010 Mark Cohen
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WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE, IN THE NEXT HOUR⦠MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE FAILING⦠UNIONS ARE FINGERED FOR CODDLING BAD TEACHERS⦠RANDI WEINGARTEN, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, HAS A PLAN⦠THE DRUG WAR IS NO LONGER HEADLINES⦠BUT OVERFLOWING PRISONS TESTIFY THEREâS BEEN NO CEASE FIRE⦠WHAT TO DO? WE CHAT WITH NKECHI TAIFA OF THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE ⦠A CLIMATE BILL WAS TOUGH GOING IN THE SENATE BEFORE THE GOP VICTORY IN MASSACHUSETTS⦠NOW WHAT...
Topics: school reform, teachers, unions, crack, cocaine, disparity, climate, "cap and trade",...
Coffee House TV
Dec 10, 2009 Mark Cohen
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This month in The Coffee House: GETTING BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT With joblessness hovering around 10 percent, large numbers of people are trying to get by on unemployment insurance, but many other qualify who donât apply. For tips on navigating the UI system, we turn to Courtney Chappell of the DC Employment Justice Center. (Host: Fred Feinstein) THE CASE AGAINST ARTIFICIAL TURF SOCCER FIELDS As the youth soccer booms spreads across the country, grass fields that were once...
Topics: unemployment, insurance, artificial turf, Hip-Hop, dance, poetry, roots music
Coffee House TV
Dec 9, 2009 Mark Cohen
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This month in The Coffee House: With unemployment hovering at ten ten percent, more and more people are relying on unemployment insurance to help make ends meet. But it is a very complicated system. Courtney Chappell of the DC Employment Justice Center offers some tips. (Host: Fred Feinstein) Youth soccer has exploded in America and that explosion has put the quality of fields to a major test. Many gress fields have suffered from overuse. But is artificial turf the answer? Neurobiologist...
Topics: jobs, unemployment artificial turf, dance, Hip Hop, roots music, poetry
Community Video
Nov 26, 2009 Government Accountability Project
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Self-paced, 63 minute online lecture
Topics: consumer, product, safety, reform, law, CSPIA
Coffee House TV
Nov 4, 2009 Mark Cohen
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This month in The Coffee House: CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT UNDER THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION Tom Perez, the newly confirmed Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, inherits a Division that was highly politicized under the Bush Administration. The antidote, says Perez, is to really listen to the career prosecutors in the Division and to enforce all laws, not just the ones that a particular administration favors ideologically. The focuses of the Division under his leadership will the 2010 Census,...
Topics: justice, Chesapeake Bay, poetry, juveniles, music
Coffee House TV
Oct 10, 2009 Mark Cohen
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"the george holliday rodney king video (directorâs cut)"
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Oct 10, 2009 Mark Cohen
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This month on The Coffee House: A POWERFUL NEW FORCE FOR CHANGE IN CONGRESS Elected to Congress in 2008, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) has quickly emerged as a national voice for progressive health care reform and for a closer look at our goals and exit strategy in Afghanistan. A member of the Science and Technology Committee, Rep. Edwards discusses the efficacy of carbon sequestration as a solution for climate change. The conversation touches on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, compensation for...
Topics: legislation, health care, Afghanistan, gardening, nuclear power, climate change, poetr, music
Coffee House TV
Sep 16, 2009 Mark Cohen
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A 30 second promotional video for The Coffee House TV show.
Topics: video, promotion
Coffee House TV
Sep 10, 2009 Mark Cohen
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HEALTH CARE REFORM: YES WE CAN? Barack Obama took office with plenty of political capital and good will to achieve far-reaching health care reform. But he spent heavily on the financial bail-out and stimulus plan. Special interests, with the help of Republicans and grassroots right-wing activists, saw blood in the water. With Democrats split between House versus Senate, Progressives versus Blue Dogs, can health care reform be saved? And what would constitute victory? Merrill Goozner, author and...
Topics: health care, utilities, film, labor, poetry, art, recesssion, rockabilly
Community Video
Sep 10, 2009 Mark Cohen
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HEALTH CARE REFORM: YES WE CAN? Barack Obama took office with plenty of political capital and good will to achieve far-reaching health care reform. But he spent heavily on the financial bail-out and stimulus plan. Special interests, with the help of Republicans and grassroots right-wing activists, saw blood in the water. With Democrats split between House versus Senate, Progressives versus Blue Dogs, can health care reform be saved? And what would constitute victory? Merrill Goozner, author and...
Topics: health care, utilities, film, labor, poetry, art, recesssion, rockabilly
Coffee House TV
Jul 16, 2009 Mark Cohen
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This month on THE COFFEE HOUSE: EINSTEIN 3: THE RETURN OF BIG BROTHER It's called "Einstein 3" but critics contend it should be called "Orwell 2" instead. It is a pilot program, soon to be rolled out, intended to secure government computer networks against intrusion and hacking. But unlike its predecessors Einstein 1 & 2, that scanned for malicious code by studying network traffic patterns, Jesselyn Radack, Homeland Security director at the Government Accountability...
Topics: surveillance, secrecy, justice, prosecution, Blues, tuition, poetry
Coffee House TV
Jun 3, 2009 Mark Cohen
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WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE IN THE NEXT HOUR⦠WHY THE CONTROVERSY OVER PRESIDENT OBAMAâS MODERATE NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT? WE CHAT WITH LAW PROFESSOR AND BLOGGER DARREN HUTCHINSON⦠THE PRESIDENT HAS STEPPED IN TO REVIVE THE NATIONâS LARGEST ESTUARY, THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. BUT WILL IT MATTER? WE TALK WITH FRED TUTMAN, PATUXENT RIVERKEEPER⦠ALSO⦠THE STORY OF A PARCEL OF LAND IN GEORGIA⦠AS TOLD BY CHOREOGRAPER AND PERFORMER CASSIE MEADOR⦠WEâVE GOT A GRANT MCLEMAN...
Topics: Sotomayor, Chesapeake Bay, dance, poetry, music, photography
Coffee House TV
May 31, 2009 Mark Cohen
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WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE IN THE NEXT HOUR⦠WHY THE CONTROVERSY OVER PRESIDENT OBAMAâS MODERATE NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT? WE CHAT WITH LAW PROFESSOR AND BLOGGER DARREN HUTCHINSON⦠THE PRESIDENT HAS STEPPED IN TO REVIVE THE NATIONâS LARGEST ESTUARY, THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. BUT WILL IT MATTER? WE TALK WITH FRED TUTMAN, PATUXENT RIVERKEEPER⦠ALSO⦠THE STORY OF A PARCEL OF LAND IN GEORGIA⦠AS TOLD BY CHOREOGRAPER AND PERFORMER CASSIE MEADOR⦠WEâVE GOT A GRANT MCLEMAN...
Topics: justice, Chesapeake Bay, choreography, dance, poetry, photography, music
Coffee House TV
May 6, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Torture and Prosecutorial Discretion As former President George W. Bush once noted, torture is illegal. Thatâs true under both international and US law. So those who order or engage in torture are, objectively speaking, criminals. The International Committee of the Red Cross found that the Bush administration tortured terrorism detainees to wring information out of them. President Obama ordered a halt to these practices. But will the US government hold the Bush administration accountable? If...
Topics: torture, labor law, politics, Maryland, Blues, poetry, photography
Coffee House TV
May 4, 2009 Mark Cohen
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WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE, IN THE NEXT HOUR⦠TORTURE IS AGAINST THE LAW⦠IF ONE ADMINISTRATIONâS OFFICIALS NEVERTHELESS AUTHORIZE THE USE OF TORTURE⦠SHOULD THEY BE PROSECUTED THEIR SUCCESSORS ? WE ASK CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERT PROF. STEPHEN VLADECK⦠PRIVATE SECTOR UNION MEMBERSHIP IN THE US HAS DIPPED BELOW 10% OF THE WORKFORCE⦠EMPLOYERS SAY THATâS BECAUSE WORKERS REJECT UNIONS. UNIONS COUNTER THAT ITâS BECAUSE LABOR LAW IS BROKEN⦠AND THE...
Topics: torture, prosecution, maryland, legislature, EFCA, unions, blues, poetry, photography
Coffee House TV
Apr 8, 2009 Mark Cohen
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On this episode of THE COFFEE HOUSE: President Obama calls the Israeli-Palestinian relationship "unsustainable". But in light of the factionalism in the Palestinian camp and the election of a right-wing government in Israel, will Obama try -- and succeed in -- pressing the two sides to at last implement a two-state solutionWe speak with Nadia Hijab, senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies. Zionism was largely a cultural movement, not one dedicated to a separate...
Topics: Israel, Palestine: Obama, Nazi, complicity, poetry, music, photography
Coffee House TV
Apr 6, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Run-Down of Episode #139 (April 2009): PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS THE PRESENT RELATIONSHIP UNSUSTAINABLE⦠WITH PALESTINIANS DIVIDED AND ISRAELIS ELECTING A RIGHT-WING GOVERNMENT, WE ASK NADIA HAJIB OF THE INSTITUTE FOR PALESTINE STUDIES, CAN WE GET TO A SUSTAINABLE MIDDLE EAST? SON OF SURVIVORS, EDWIN BLACK CONTINUES HIS SERIES OF INVESTIGATIVE BOOKS ON HOW THE HOLOCAUST COULD HAVE HAPPENED â IN NAZI NEXUS, HE SUMS UP THAT HITLERâS RACIAL IDEOLOGY AND KEY TECHNOLOGY WERE STAMPED âMADE IN THE...
Topics: Middle East, Obama, Holocaust, corporate complicity, homeless, photography, poetry, a cappella
Coffee House TV
Mar 12, 2009 Mark Cohen
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This month on THE COFFEE HOUSE: SPYING ON NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS â¦NOT JUST A THING OF THE PAST. WE TALK WITH DAVID ROCAH, STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE ACLU OF MARYLAND ABOUT THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE MARYLAND STATE POLICE⦠SHOULD LOCAL POLICE REPORT ARRESTED IMMIGRANTS TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES FOR POSSIBLE DEPORTATION? ITâS A GROWING TREND THAT CONCERNS MICHELLE MENDEZ OF THE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP, CASA OF MARYLAND⦠YOU â TAXPAYER â HAVE INVESTED HEAVILY IN THE RECOVERY...
Topics: protest, dissent, surveillance, immigration, deportaton, foreclosres, REOs, banks, art, music,...
Coffee House TV
Mar 12, 2009 Mark Cohen
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What happens when banks send a foreclosure notice, the owners vacate, but rather than foreclose, the bank instead sits on the property? Sometimes it hastens the destruction of neighborhoods, explains Mary Kane, economics reporter for the Washington Independent.
Topics: real estate, REO, foreclosure, banks, mortgage
Coffee House TV
Mar 12, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Michelle Mendez, staff attorney with the immigrant rights group CASA of Maryland, discusses the recent raids by ICE searching for undocumented workers and the increasing cooperation of local governments with federal immigration enforcement.
Topics: immigration, enforcement
Coffee House TV
Mar 12, 2009 Mark Cohen
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David Rocah, staff attorney for the ACLU of Maryland, discusses the controversy over spying on non-violent protesters by the Maryland State Police and the US Department of Homeland Security, and the debate over legislative proposals meant to ensure that such unfounded surveillance isn't repeated.
Topics: protest, dissent, surveillance
Coffee House TV
Mar 11, 2009 Mark Cohen
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GRAMMY/WAMMIE winner Jon Carroll and son Ben perform two original tunes.
Topic: music
Coffee House TV
Mar 11, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Angie Chuang's "On Lunch Break From Building the Chinese Garden"
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Mar 11, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Thomas Sayers Ellis's "Ways To Be Black in a Poem"
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Mar 11, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Here's what's on the March 2009 episode of THE COFFEE HOUSE: SPYING ON NONVIOLENT PROTESTERS â¦NOT JUST A THING OF THE PAST. WE TALK WITH DAVID ROCAH, STAFF ATTORNEY FOR THE ACLU OF MARYLAND ABOUT THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND THE MARYLAND STATE POLICE⦠SHOULD LOCAL POLICE REPORT ARRESTED IMMIGRANTS TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES FOR POSSIBLE DEPORTATION? ITâS A GROWING TREND THAT CONCERNS MICHELLE MENDEZ OF THE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP, CASA OF MARYLAND⦠YOU â TAXPAYER â HAVE...
Topics: surveillance, civil liberties, immigrants, raids, foreclosures, REOs, poetry, art, music
Coffee House TV
Feb 11, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Kate Rooth of Greenpeace USA talks about a forthcoming mass civil disobedience protest against so-called "clean coal" and global warming.
Topics: coal, global warming, civil disobedience
Coffee House TV
Feb 11, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Sharyn Tejani of the National Partnership for Women and Families discusses the passage of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Topics: women, equality, pay equity
Coffee House TV
Feb 11, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute discusses the scope of the global recession and the impact that the Obams stimulus plan may have.
Topics: economy, recession, stimulus
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Feb 11, 2009 Mark Cohen
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On the February episode of THE COFFEE HOUSE: Dr. Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute discusses the global economy and the Obama stimulus plan; Sharyn Tejani of the National Partnership for Women and Children on the passage of an equal pay law; Kate Rooth of Greenpeace USA discusses a forthcoming civil disobedience action to protest so-called "clean coal" and global warming; Sam Kittner's photo essay of the inauguration of Barack Obama; poetry by Kwame Alexander; and music by...
Topics: economy, fair pay, clean coal, poetry, music, photography, inauguration
Coffee House TV
Feb 8, 2009 Mark Cohen
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A billboard for episode 137: The global recession and how to respond with Dr. Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute: The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act impact with Sharyn Tejani of the National Partnership for Women and Families; can coal be made to burn cleanly with Kare Rooth of Greenpeace USA; a Sam Kittner photo essay on the inauguration of President Barack Obama; poetry by Kwame Alexaner and music by ilyAIMY.
Topics: recession, economy, equal pay, discrimination, coal, climate, inauguration, poetry, music
Coffee House TV
Feb 3, 2009 Mark Cohen
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The percussion-oriented folk-rock trio, ilAIMY.
Topic: music
Coffee House TV
Feb 3, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Poet Kwame Alexander ponders "The Corn Rows Crowning Your Spirit."
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Feb 3, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Excerpts from President Obama's Inaugural Address are set to photos by Sam Kittner, www.kittner.com.
Topics: Obama, inauguration, photography
Community Video
Jan 15, 2009 Mark Cohen
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THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES REPORT ON BUSH TORTURE PRACTICES & POLICIES It began with a presidential determination that the U.S. need not observe Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention regarding abuse of al Queda and Taliban detainees, and it quickly morphed into an interrogation methodology copying that employed by Chinese Communists against American soldiers in Korea. But it was neither humane nor effective, argues Devon Chaffee of Human Rights First. Barak Obama has stated that when he...
Topics: torture, justice, jobs, climate, poetry, music
Coffee House TV
Jan 14, 2009 Mark Cohen
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THE SENATE ARMED SERVICES REPORT ON BUSH TORTURE PRACTICES & POLICIES It began with a presidential determination that the U.S. need not observe Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention regarding abuse of al Queda and Taliban detainees, and it quickly morphed into an interrogation methodology mirroring that employed by Chinese Communists against American soldiers in Korea. But it was neither humane nor effective, argues Devon Chaffee of Human Rights First. Barak Obama has stated that when...
Topics: torture, human rights, Bush, Rumsfeld, Obama
Coffee House TV
Jan 14, 2009 Mark Cohen
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REFORMING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: WHAT IS TO BE DONE? The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, which issues legal opinions to the Executive Branch, provided the Bush Administration with the legal rationale for its torture practices and, perhaps, a legal safe harbor from prosecution. In its firing of nine U.S. attorneys, critics charge that the Bush Justice Department elevated political loyalty over professionalism. Dan Marcus, associate attorney general under President Clinton...
Topics: Justice, torture, U.S. attorneys
Coffee House TV
Jan 14, 2009 Mark Cohen
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A Blue Green Alliance aims to turn the stimulus package into a green jobs boom. This will be explored at a February 2009 conference in Washington, DC, "Good Jobs, Green Jobs." Among the conference organizers if Roxanne Brown of the Steelworkers Union.
Topics: labor, jobs, green, climate
Coffee House TV
Jan 10, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Opening billboard for The Coffee House #136, featuring Devon Chaffee of Human Rights First about the "Torture Report"; 9/11 Commission and former associate attorney general Dan Marcus on needed changes at the US Justice Department; Steelworkers union's Roxanne Brown on the upcoming "Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference" in Washington, DC; poet Greta Ehrig; a book review by Reuben Jackson; and music by Curtis Blues, the one-man blues band.
Topics: torture, justice, Bush, Obama, stimulus, poetry, music
Coffee House TV
Jan 9, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Reuben Jackson reviews Sheila Weller's book, "Girls Like Us," about musicians Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon.
Topics: singers, songwriters, divas, musicians
Coffee House TV
Jan 9, 2009 Mark Cohen
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Poet Greta Ehrig presents "Two Pink Houses on Swinks Mill Road".
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Jan 9, 2009 Mark Cohen
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One-man blues band Curtis Blues performs two songs.
Topic: blues
Coffee House TV
Dec 11, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Former US Attorney General Benjamin Civilietti, chair of Maryland Commission studying capital punishment in the state, describes the findings of his Commission that there are substantial racial and geographic disparities in the application of the death penalty,and that it is a costly and ineffective deterrent to homicide.
Topics: death penalty, capital punishment, Maryland
Coffee House TV
Dec 11, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth on a transportation infrastructure stimulus package for the Obama Administration.
Topics: stimulus, transportation, highways, ICC
Coffee House TV
Dec 11, 2008 Mark Cohen
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McClatchy White House correspondent David Lightman discusses the politics and economics of the auto rescue plan.
Topics: Detroit, cars, bail-out, rescue
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Dec 10, 2008 Mark Cohen
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On the December 2008 episode of THE COFFEE HOUSE: McClatchy's David Lightman on the financial plan to rescue the auto industry. Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth on whether the stimulus package will save faltering highway construction plans. Benjamin Civiletti, chair of the Maryland Commission studying the death penalty presents his Commission's recommendations. A preview of artist Anna Huong's "Peace Mural". visit to the dance ballroom at historic Glen Echo Park in...
Topics: bail-out, ato' highway, ICC, stimulus, capital punishment, death penalty, poetry music, mural, dance
Coffee House TV
Dec 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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The jazzy sounds of singer-songwriter Lea.
Topics: jazz, blues, singe-songwriter
Coffee House TV
Dec 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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A preview of artist Anna Huong's "Peace Mural" exhibition.
Topics: mural, peace
Coffee House TV
Dec 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Dancing at the historic Glen Echo Park and ballroom in Glen Echo, Maryland.
Topics: dance, ballroom
Coffee House TV
Dec 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Poet Naomi Ayala's "Window-Shopping".
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Dec 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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On the December 2008 episode of THE COFFEE HOUSE: McClatchy's David Lightman on the financial plan to rescue the auto industry. Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth on whether the stimulus package will save faltering highway construction plans. Benjamin Civiletti, chair of the Maryland Commission studying the death penalty presents his Commission's recommendations. A preview of artist Anna Huong's "Peace Mural". visit to the dance ballroom at historic Glen Echo Park in...
Topics: economy, rescue, bail-out, stimulus, highway construction, capital punishment, death penalty,...
Community Video
Nov 12, 2008 Mark Cohen
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A post-election special: Rep Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee whose efforts helped Democrats pick up another 22-plus seats in the 2008 elections. Here, Van Hollen addresses the 2008 campaign, his role in the Democratic leadership, and energy and climate policy in the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill. (Host: Mike Tidwell) The groundwork for the Obama znd Democratic victory was being sown for years by progressives who bucked the conservative...
Topics: politics, Obama, climate change, progressives, Congress, poetry, music, literature
Coffee House TV
Nov 12, 2008 Mark Cohen
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"Joe the Plumber" represented blue-collar America in John McCain's and the media's depiction of the 2008 electorate. But Mike Podhorzer, deputy political director of the AFL-CIO has crunched the numbers and, it seems, the unionized working class voted overwhelmingly for Obama-Biden. We'll hear organized labor's made the case for the Democratic ticket. (Host: Fred Feinstein)
Topics: labor, politics, 2008 elections, Obama
Coffee House TV
Nov 12, 2008 Mark Cohen
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The groundwork for the Obama znd Democratic victory was being sown for years by progressives who bucked the conservative tide. Robert Borosage of the Campaign for America's Future helped shape a political agenda that may be realized in a new progressive era. He talks about the significance of Obama, the changing electorate, prospects for fundamental change, and the role of advocates in backing the Obama administration when it is in the right and pressuring it when it is not. (Host: Mark Cohen)
Topics: politics, Obama, electoratel progressives
Coffee House TV
Nov 12, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee whose efforts helped Democrats pick up another 22-plus seats in the 2008 elections, solifying their majority. Here, Van Hollen addresses the 2008 campaign, his role in the Democratic leadership, and energy and climate change policy in the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill. (Host: Mike Tidwell)
Topics: politics, Obama, Congress, climate change, energy
Coffee House TV
Nov 10, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Opening tease for Episode 134 featuring Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD); Bob Borosage of the Campaign for America's Future; Mike Podhorzer of the AF-CIO; poet Angie Chuang; book reviewer Reben Jackson; and musci by BluesWorks.
Topics: politics, arts, music, poetry
Coffee House TV
Nov 10, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Poet Angie Chuang is "Talking About Death" in Kabul.
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Nov 10, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Reuben Jackson reviews Suzie Rotolo's 1960s Geenwich Village memoir, including her life with Bob Dylan, in "A Freewheelin'Time".
Topics: Dylan, Greenwich Village
Coffee House TV
Nov 10, 2008 Mark Cohen
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A bluesy original about contemporary life, "Runaround", by BluesWorks.
Topics: Blues, music
Community Video
Oct 15, 2008 Mark Cohen
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A new report by former US Attorney and Maryland Attorney General Steve Sachs, , commissioned by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, documents that between March 2005 and May 2006 the Maryland State Police spied on peace and anti-death penalty activists, even knowing that none of the targets advocated violence. The State Police under the administration of Governor Bob Erlich went so far as to label certain pacifists as “terrorists”. The State Police acknowledges that 53 citizens were the...
Topics: surveillance, spying, death penalty, peace, climate, voter protection, Keating 5, poetry, music,...
Coffee House TV
Oct 15, 2008 Mark Cohen
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A new report by former US Attorney and Maryland Attorney General Steve Sachs, , commissioned by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, documents that between March 2005 and May 2006 the Maryland State Police spied on peace and anti-death penalty activists, even knowing that none of the targets advocated violence. The State Police under the administration of Governor Bob Erlich went so far as to label certain pacifists as âterroristsâ. The State Police acknowledges that 53 citizens were the...
Topics: spying, surveillance, voter protection, McCain, Keating 5, poetry, music
Coffee House TV
Oct 15, 2008 Mark Cohen
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A new report by former US Attorney and Maryland Attorney General Steve Sachs, commissioned by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, documents that between March 2005 and May 2006 the Maryland State Police spied on peace and anti-death penalty activists, even knowing that none of the targets advocated violence. The State Police under the administration of Governor Bob Erlich went so far as to label certain pacifists as âterroristsâ. The State Police acknowledges that 53 citizens were the targets...
Topics: surveillance, spying, First Amendment, dissent, death penalty, peace, climagte
Coffee House TV
Oct 15, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Much of the media coverage in the 2008 presidetial election has focused on alleged voter fraud but Rebecca Geller of the Obama Campaign argues the bigger danger is voter disenfranchisement.
Topic: voter protection
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Oct 13, 2008 Mark Cohen
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GRAMMY and multi-WAMMY winner Jon Carroll is joined by his son Ben for a lively set of tunes.
Topic: music
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Oct 13, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Reuben Jackson reviews Ed Pavlic's poetry about a soul legend, "Winners Have Yet To Be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway".
Topics: Roberta Flack, soul
Coffee House TV
Oct 13, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Poet Greta Ehrig's "The Puzzle".
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Oct 13, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Brian Gilmore's poem "nosferatu".
Topics: poetry, malt
Election 2008 Political Speech
Sep 11, 2008 Mark Cohen
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SARAH PALIN PUTS INCEST ON THE AGENDA The GOP candidate for vice president opposes abortion rights even in cases of rape and incest. Some 3,000 minor rape victims get pregnant each year in the US, about one out of 15 girls between 5th and 8th grades is sexually abused and over one-third of their attackers is a family member. In 2001 we spoke with Risa Shaw, the editor of the anthology, Not Child’s Play, about coerced sibling incest. We invite Sarah Palin should tune in. (Host: ark Cohen) THE...
Topics: wind, oil, off-shore, incest, rape, abortion, poetry, liberism, conservatism, music
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Sep 11, 2008 Mark Cohen
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WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE OIL STOP FLOWING? Thatâs the subject of author Edwin Blackâs latest exploration. He argues that if Iran or terrorists were to blockade the Straits of Hormuz, and the supply of oil were seriously impeded, a cataclysm could quickly follow. Heâs got The Plan to avoid a catastrophic outcome but Blackâs not firing ay silver bullets. (Host: Mark Cohen)
Topics: oil, emergency, Hormuz, terrorism
Coffee House TV
Sep 11, 2008 Mark Cohen
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THE ANSWER MY FRIEND⦠As the clamor grows on the Right to âDrill Baby Drillâ, clean energy wind farms are spreading across the land, and at sea. A major project, involving 78 windmills, is being built off the Delaware coast, near the Maryland border, by Bluewater Wind. The wind farm will provide electricity to 130,000 homes and, says Bluewaterâs Jim Lanard, a second wind farm is under consideration for off-shore Maryland. (Host: Mike Tidwell)
Topics: wind, oil, off-shore
Coffee House TV
Sep 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Billboard for September 2008 edition: WEâRE ONE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE AWAY FROM TOSSING OUT ABORTION RIGHTS, EVEN FOR RAPE AND INCEST VICTIMS, IF SARAH PALIN HAS HER WAY⦠WE CHAT WITH RISA SHAW ABOUT HER BOOK ON SIBLING INCEST⦠PEAK OIL IS HERE⦠AND WEâRE NOT READY, SAYS AUTHOR EDWIN BLACK⦠BUT HEâS GOT THE PLAN TO GET US TO A POST-FOSSIL FUEL ECONOMY⦠OFF-SHORE DRILLS⦠OR OFF-SHORE MILLS? WILL IT BE OIL OR WIND? JIM LANARDâS COMPANY IS SET TO DEVELOP AN OFF-SHORE WIND...
Topics: Rape' incest, abortion, energy, oil, wind, offshore, poetry, liberalism, conservatism, music
Coffee House TV
Sep 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Risa Shaw, editor and Publisher of "Not Child's Play", discusses this anthology of true stories, poetry, art and fiction about sibling incest. This interview originally aired in 2001 but is being reprised as the issue of rape and incest are front and center again thanks to the extreme anti-abortion views of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Topics: incest, rape
Coffee House TV
Sep 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Poet Angie Chuang presents "Sonnet Sequence: Vietnam Latitudes".
Topics: Vietnam, poetry
Coffee House TV
Sep 6, 2008 Mark Cohen
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The trio, ilyAIMY, draws on diverse genres to create its own unique sound.
Topics: metal, folk, Celtic
Coffee House TV
Sep 6, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Reuben Jackson reviews a collection of writings y the late Rachel Corrie, "Let Me Stand Alone", and confirms that she was a born writer with many and varied interests. Corrie was an American peace activist killed by the Israeli Army in the Gaza Srip.
Topics: writer, peace, activist, Gaza
Coffee House TV
Jul 9, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Independence Day Parade in Takoma Park, Maryland, 2008.
Topics: parade, July 4
Coffee House TV
Jul 9, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Dancer/choreographer Christopher Morgan discusses his creations.
Topics: dance, choreography
Coffee House TV
Jul 9, 2008 Mark Cohen
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William Samuel, director of the AFL-CIO's Department of Government Affairs reflects on labor's evolving legislative agenda.
Topics: labor, politics
Coffee House TV
Jul 8, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Constitutional law expert and advocate Alan Morrison discusses the Supreme Court's decision striking down the District of Columbia's strict handgun control law.
Topics: Constitution, Second Amendment, DC gun law
Community Video
Jul 8, 2008 Mark Cohen
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This month in THE COFFEE HOUSE: Constitutional law expert and advocate Alan Morrison discusses the Supreme Court's decision striking down the District of Columbia's strict handgun control law. William Samuel, director of the AFL-CIO's Department of Government Affairs, reflects on labor's evolving legislative agenda. Dancer/choreographer Christopher Morgan discusses his creations. Dieselbilly Bill Kirchen picks a GRAMMY nominee. We attend the Takoma Park, Maryland ourth of July Parade. And hear...
Topics: law, Constitution, Second Amendent, labor, dance, poetry, music
Coffee House TV
Jul 6, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Dieselbilly Bill Kirchen performs the song that gained him a GRAMMY nomination.
Topics: music, dieselbilly
Coffee House TV
Jul 6, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Pet Judith Harris' "After Lacan"
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Jul 6, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Independence Day celebration in Takoma Park, MD, 2008
Topics: parade, July 4, Independence Day
Coffee House TV
Jul 6, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Opening billboard for THE COFFEE HOUSE 131.
Topics: law, labor, music, poetry, 4th of July
Coffee House TV
Jul 6, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Poet JaHipster warns, "Grandma, Get your Gun"
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Jun 4, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Billboard of segments on the June 2008 show.
Topics: Marylad, attorney general, climate, poetry, music, mrsa
Coffee House TV
Jun 4, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Poet Holly Bass is in a "Dark Room".
Topic: poetry
Coffee House TV
Jun 4, 2008 Mark Cohen
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RELUCTANTLY, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION JOINS THE GLOBAL CONSENSUS ON CLIMATE SCIENCE Having shuffled from promising to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant, to denying that human activity was causing global warming, to asserting that the science on climate change was uncertain, President Bush appears bent on completing two terms in office without taking significant action to address climate change. Whether due to the White Houseâs free market faith or its kinship with the oil industry, until a...
Topics: climate, Bush, assessments, McClellan, censorship
Coffee House TV
Jun 4, 2008 Mark Cohen
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DOUG GANSLERâS SOPHOMORE SEASON AS MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL. Since becoming Maryland Attorney General in January 2007, Doug Gansler has been called upon to address same-sex marriage (for it), the rights of day laborers (the First Amendment applies), gang activity (tougher laws needed), alco-pops (itâs not beer), air pollutants (inking a record settlement curbing sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and soot) and the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay (banning phosphates in dishwater detergent)....
Topics: prosecution, environment, gangs, Obama
Coffee House TV
May 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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THE POETIC LEGACY OF REED WHITTEMORE Celebrated poet Grace Cavalieri and poet/Dryad Press publisher Merrill Leffler discuss the poetic and literary legacy of 89-year-old Reed Whittemore, former poet laureate to the Library of Congress, poet laureate of Maryland, and national book award finalist. While suffering from vascular dementia, Whittemore nonetheless reads several of his celebrated poems. (Host: Reuben Jackson).
Topic: poetry
Community Video
May 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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WHEN GETTING IT WRONG IS IRREVERSIBLE Over 120 death row inmates in the US have now been freed based on DNA evidence, reports Diann Rust-Tierney, executive director of the National Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty. (How many people were wrongly convicted and executed before -- or since -- the availability of DNA evidence is, of course, unknown.) Despite the irreversibility of capital punishment, it is still widely in use in the United States, which stands alone in the Western World in...
Topics: death penalty, General Assembl, poetry, singer-songwriter, harmonica
Community Video
May 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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THE MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE MEDIA Reporters typically get to ask the questions of politicians, so we thought we’d turn the tables and let elected official, Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin, ask the questions of Washington Post reporter Lisa Rein, who covers the General Assembly. Rein reviews some of the major issues – such as phosphates in the Chesapeake Bay and alco-pops in convenience stores – addressed by the recent legislative session. She also compares the breadth of...
Topics: Maryland, legislature, media
Community Video
May 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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THE POETIC LEGACY OF REED WHITTEMORE Celebrated poet Grace Cavalieri and poet/Dryad Press publisher Merrill Leffler discuss the poetic and literary legacy of 89-year-old Reed Whittemore, former poet laureate to the Library of Congress, poet laureate of Maryland, and national book award finalist. While suffering from vascular dementia, Whittemore nonetheless reads several of his celebrated poems. (Host: Reuben Jackson).
Topic: poetry
Community Video
May 7, 2008 Mark Cohen
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WHEN GETTING IT WRONG IS IRREVERSIBLE Over 120 death row inmates in the US have now been freed based on DNA evidence, reports Diann Rust-Tierney, executive director of the National Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty. (How many people were wrongly convicted and executed before -- or since -- the availability of DNA evidence is, of course, unknown.) Despite the irreversibility of capital punishment, it is still widely in use in the United States, which stands alone in the Western World in...
Topics: death penalty, abolition
Coffee House TV
May 5, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Singer-songwriter Terri Allard accompanied by harmonica whiz Gary Green.
Topics: music, harmonica, harp
Coffee House TV
May 5, 2008 Mark Cohen
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Opening billboard for #129, THE COFFEE HOUSE (May 2008)
Topics: Maryland, politics, death penalty, poetry, music